PAX Prime continues it's epic track record of passionate fans, awesome games, and utter insanity for 2012. For this PAX Prime, ASTRO Gaming is in full force with our new booth that seen earlier this year at PAX East.
The Penny Arcade Expo (PAX) is a three day festival that focuses exclusively on gaming. You can expect publishers and developers to entertain with unreleased games and hardware. Veteran industry folk will educate and inspire on various panels.
In a cold weekend in February, Mike "hastr0" Rufail opened up his gaming house in Greensborough, NC to host The GUNNAR LAN. Pro Gamers from Team EnVyUs and OpTic Gaming were invited out to stay for the weekend and play, practice, and strategize with their fellow gamers with Activision's Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. GUNNAR Optics and TwitchTV were the main sponsors of the event and much of the gameplay was live streamed throughout the weekend.
As a new experiment for this year's PAX East, we wanted to capture more of what goes on at PAX and give those who were unable to attend a hands-on view from ASTRO. Throughout the weekend, we had a video crew dedicated to capturing things like our brand new show booth, a YouTube meet up with our Eon team and other YouTube producers, and some of our highlights of games on the floor.
Our photo albums for each day have also been uploaded to our Facebook account.
ASTRO returns to Boston as the Official Headset of PAX East 2012! Not only that, but this will be the unveiling of our new booth! Products like our A40 Gaming Headset + MixAmp, A30 Cross-Gaming Headset, Transport Series bags and A*STARs will be available for purchase.
Our gear will also be outfitting a number of booths to provide some great audio with their games. Check out all the latest games and demos from developers like Ubisoft (Ghost Recon Future Soldier, Assassin's Creed 3), Square Enix (Sleeping Dogs), Red 5 Studios (FireFall), Riot (League of Legends) and more.
The 2012 competitive schedule is already well under way, and MLG is kicking off their live events for spectators this weekend in Columbus, Ohio for the very first MLG Pro Circuit Winter Championship. Over 1,000 gamers will compete in StarCraft 2 and Halo Reach and in three new fighting games to the circuit, Mortal Kombat, Soul Calibur V, and King of Fighters XIII. With a combined $200,000 prize pool, it's sure to draw out the best competitive gamers in the world.
ASTRO will continue to support the MLG and gamers by providing full MixAmp racks at all Halo team stations and the main stage, as well as at all PC setups for StarCraft 2. Competitors need only to plug their A40 or A30 headset in to our MixAmps for full Dolby 7.1 audio and be able to hear your teammates for crucial team communication.
The competitive gaming season kicked off this last weekend with Hypefestation, a Gears of War 3 tournament held in Newark, NJ. We are a big supporter of the eSports scene, and we participated as one of the premiere sponsors of the event by providing our MixAmps at all of the main tournament stations.
This is it! The MLG Finals for 2011, held in Providence, RI. The best of the best gamers competed in a fierce battle in Halo: Reach, Call of Duty: Black Ops, League of Legends, and StarCraft II. Get a glimpse of all the action that happened over an epic weekend.